Ark Medical Trust

Facilitating the sharing of medical knowledge and supporting the community.

The North Hampshire Medical Education Trust was established in 1994 with the vision of establishing a multi-disciplinary facility that would be available not only to the medical community but to businesses and the general public.

Through donations, grants and fundraising events the North Hampshire Medical Trust (NHMET) was able to raise over £5million to initially build the Ark Centre.

NHMET which has been renamed as the Ark Medical Trust also has the aim of supporting community groups through its Community Sponsorship Programme.

The Ark Centre

The Ark Centre is a state-of-the-ark independent medical education and conference facility which has become a leading centre in Southern England for training and conferences. Managed by The Ark Conference Centre Ltd, the trading subsidiary of Ark Medical Trust, the centre is self-funding with profits being distributed for the benefit of medical education, training and research.

We are delighted that we are able to offer these facilities to groups who may not have a place to meet and to medics who may not have time to pass on their knowledge and expertise to a wider audience. So get involved with us and help make a difference, either by running or attending a group, meeting or conference or by helping us to raise funds to continue our support of these invaluable groups.

The Community Sponsorship Programme

A support network is essential when coping with illness and bereavement and often the best support and advice can come from fellow suffers or carers. The Ark Medical trust through its Community Sponsorship Programme, offers support by funding a number of groups to hold regular meetings in the Ark Centre. Many have contact with consultants and nursing staff within the Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital.

For details of the groups who currently use the Ark Centre facilities, please read on. Check back regularly as new groups are added.

  • Basingstoke Breast Cancer Self Help Group
  • Parkinsons UK (Hampshire)
  • Endometriosis Support Group
  • Rapid Course
  • Sense UK
  • North Hampshire Meniere's Support Group
  • BNHFT Bereavement Group

Contact us

If you need more information or feel that you or your group would benefit from meeting in the Ark Centre please contact us:

Ark Medical Trust
The Ark Centre
Dinwoodie Drive
RG24 9NN

Telephone: 01256 313419

Registered Charity Number 1149758 Company Limited by Guarantee in England and Wales No 2970800


  • Carl Brookes MA DM FRCP - Consultant Cardiologist (Chairman)
  • Mr Robert Finlayson - Solicitor
  • Dr David Newman MB ChB MRCGP - General Practitioner
  • Dr Robert Walker MRCGP Bm BcH DRCOG - General Practitioner
  • Mr Myrddin (Merv) Rees DL MS FRCS FRCSEd - Consultant Surgeon
  • Mr Kevin Lee - Accountant
  • Mr Miles Roberts